Lydia Rachel Photography

Hello, I’m Lydia! I am an adventurous wedding photographer, based in Auckland, New Zealand. My perfect day includes strong coffee, plenty of sunshine, swimming in the ocean, and being surrounded by people I love. I am blessed to have one of the best jobs in the world (I think)! Weddings are my favourite. Being able to capture the sweet moments, unconditional love and authentic beauty that tell the story of your big day is such a privilege. I’d love to hang out with and get to know you as a couple, find the most gorgeous places to shoot and create an enjoyable experience for you! I believe your wedding day should be full of joy and I’m here to make you feel not only comfortable but also joyful in front of the camera. Thanks for checking out my work, pop over to my Instagram page to follow along with what I get up to every day. I would love to meet up for coffee or a video call, get to know you better, and chat about all the exciting details for your special day.

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5th May 2018

When looking for a wedding photographer, I think I was mostly looking for someone who would be able to catch who we are and our personalities within the photos. The main thing that drew us to Lydia's work was the fact that her photos are timeless. We will be able to look back on our photos in 20 years, and still love the look of our photos. Lydia's photos manage to be modern and beautiful, without doing this. Lydia was so amazing to work with leading up to the wedding. Where I lacked inspiration and ideas, she really filled that gap, and even spent a day hunting out possible shooting spots within the area. She is really approachable and friendly. I felt valued and important from the start. Lydia really values her clients and goes above and beyond. She really makes you feel special. We couldn't be happier.

19th Jan 2018

Our experience with Lydia was carefree and fun!! We found her to be very proactive, for example - when the weather was forecast for rain, she promptly came up with backup options and helped put us at ease. It made our day when she sent a pamper package in the mail before the big day to help relax a busy bride. We knew she would be in regular contact and having her meant that photography was one less thing to worry about. We personally found Lydia to go above and beyond, she even drove us to our photo venue - just to make things easier for the bride and groom. It was an easy decision to have Lydia for both our engagement shoot and wedding shoot. I would highly recommend Lydia's photography skills and talent to anyone - they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" but with Lydia behind the lens, the shot is priceless!!

4th May 2018

We had the pleasure of having Lydia as our wedding photographer, as we decided on an elopement we were quite hesitant as to whether or not to have a photographer with us as our day was going to be very intimate. Lydia was amazing and very non-invasive for those who are camera shy, she provided us with natural shots/poses that we are so happy with! Her boho/indie style suited our forest wedding perfectly and Lydia was professional, sweet and lovely to deal with prior, during and after our wedding day. We are so happy with the photos from our day and would highly recommend choosing Lydia as your photographer for your special day.

7th April 2018

Lydia was our number one choice of wedding photographer when we got engaged. We had already seen her work and knew she would do a great job plus she has the most lovely personality to go with it! Leading up to the wedding she was really helpful and organised and put us at ease. On the day she was amazing - she quietly captured every moment and detail and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. She was also great at giving direction when we needed it. She was totally unfazed by the crazy freezing wind even though she was probably freezing herself!! We would 100% recommend Lydia to anyone looking for a wedding photographer and are so glad we chose her.

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